friday finds.
by victoria comment


vintage red desk lamp. / sfgirlbybay

welcome to your weekend, everyone. it’s been another long week and i think you know what i’m talking about without me having to say the awful words out loud. i just don’t even want to go there today because it seems like every other week that’s exactly what we’re doing — mourning another awful shooting (no average citizen needs an assault weapon, people), or flabbergasted that one of our favorite film actors is actually not a knight in shining armor. oh, man — i did it, didn’t i? i talked about it. well, aren’t we all? okay, i’m stopping and instead, i’m getting a tad quirky today. these friday finds just made me happy this week, and at this point, i’ll take it if it puts a smile on my face for a change of pace. be good to yourselves this weekend, be kind to others, too. we really need it right now.

xo, victoria

  1. this lamp makes me so happy. i love a good vintage lamp, don’t you? they just don’t make them so joyful like this anymore.
  2. french by design featured this sweet little green truck on her blog. the concept: a Be-Pôles Editions and Cafés Richard collaboration using the iconic French Renault 4L as a café and library on wheels.
  3. i love everything about the styling of this little vintage cart, but i can’t quite put my finger on why. maybe it’s just that swedish stylist anna malmberg just gets it right every darn time.
  4. i love this sweet reading nook and i really love the simple styling inside that glass cabinet. you can find cabinets like this one at IKEA and they’re called the FABRIKÖR. i’ve been contemplating getting one for a long while.
  5. another inspiration of mine is heidi lerkenfeldt’s photographs. i love these she took of the apartment dk. why don’t mine look this good? don’t answer that.
  6. isn’t it amazing how you can just drop one bit of color into a room and it instantly comes alive? i love this little green painted rattan chair situated in a sea of white.
  7. this pop of color is working well too — i don’t know what kind of chair this funky modern green one is, but i do like it, especially in this old space. i do indeed.

vintage green truck via french by design. / sfgirlbybayvintage bar cart and decor. / sfgirlbybaysweet little wood reading chair in white living room. / sfgirlbybaylavender walls in dining area with Boucherouite rug and vintage green snoopie lamp. / sfgirlbybaygreen painted rattan chair. / sfgirlbybayvintage green chair at desk with sawhorse legs. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: the hoxton paris with sezane.
by Michaela d'Artois comment


the hoxton hotel paris. / sfgirlbybay

we’re honoring two things today: the unparalleled style of the french girl, and the fact that the hoxton hotel is coming to L.A. by doing so, this week’s wear this there takes place in the dreamy paris locale, in even dreamier head-to-toe sezane. the hoxton’s moody decor is the perfect pairing for a fall travel to the city of lights and love. in between trips to the rodin garden, and the second hand book stores you can always pop back in to your room for a cat nap and cappuccino. you’ll feel right at home between the bespoke chevron flooring, and the scenic terrace views. throw on your sezane lio jacket, and jeanne ballerina flats and follow the hotel’s handy neighborhood guides around the city. get inspired to stay awhile with hemingway’s memoir a moveable feast, and oh la la, there’s also a 10% discount for the hoxton when you click on this link — ah, ouí!

~ michaela d’artois, vérité woman.

the lobby at the hoxton hotel. / sfgirlbybaysézane outfit inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: ninon blouse in ecru; black jeanne ballerinas; Estella Dress, Available in grey, black and brick; suzette ring; 1967 jean; lima belt; fuzzy lio jacket, Available in nude and grenade; black sezane abelle bag.

furnishings at the hoxton hotel in paris. / sfgirlbybay the lobby at the hoxton hotel in paris. / sfgirlbybay floral wallpaper and velvet furnishings at the hoxton hotel in paris. / sfgirlbybay tufted teal sofa with fringe at the hoxton hotel. / sfgirlbybay the chic bar at the hoxton hotel. / sfgirlbybay green chairs at the hoxton hotel in paris. / sfgirlbybay details inside the inspiring hoxton hotel in paris. / sfgirlbybay inspiring interiors: the hoxton hotel. / sfgirlbybay bedroom at the hoxton hotel in paris. / sfgirlbybaythe lobby of the hoxton hotel in paris. / sfgirlbybay inspiring interior of the hoxton hotel, paris. / sfgirlbybay

• hotel photography via the socialite family; the standard; and the hoxton.

this post in product trade partnership with sezane.

at home gallery system.
by victoria comment


i’m the sort of person (as you know if you’ve been reading a while!) that likes to change things up around the house. i get a little antsy for a new look now and then, so when gallery system invited me to partner with them and test drive one of their easily adjustable art hanging systems, i was definitely up for it. especially since they also asked me to give one lucky reader a $500 credit to build a system of their own simply by following gallery system on pinterest!

to enter to win a $500 credit to build your own adjustable gallery system, simply:

• follow gallery system on pinterest for art gallery inspiration galore.

• comment below, letting us know you’ve followed gallery system on pinterest.

• please comment by tuesday, november 21st, 12pm pst.

• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.

• so sorry, but this time the giveaway is for united states and canada only.

• we’ll announce a winner selected by random number generator on my twitter account on november 22nd, so be sure and follow along.

like many of you, i’m sure, i’ve had some artwork laying around for way too long that was in need of framing. i’ve had this piece called the reader by photographer joyce lee ever since my san francisco days, and two new poster prints from fine little day that i’d been dying to hang with it as a curated collection above my sofa. the sleek galleryone system was just what i needed to display all three pieces and give my living room a whole new look!

each gallery system has three basic components, a discreet wall-mounted track, simple hangers that slide horizontally, and compact, robust hooks that adjust vertically. my ceilings are quite high, so for my own safety i had my handyman handle the initial installation but now that my track is mounted, i’m able to change the layout on my own with ease. if you happen to be one of those lucky people who lives in a space already equipped with a picture-rail or molding, gallery system offers convenient picture rail systems, too. and if you’re going for a professional art gallery look, their original gallery system offers the highest hanging capacity and one of the few fully integrated lighting systems on the market. for a simple, gallery-quality alternative though, i’d go with their galleryone system. it’s perfect for home owners and renters alike, giving you the ability to change things up whenever you want without having to put multiple holes in your walls. i just love the way it seamlessly blends into my home. let me know what you think of my new set-up and don’t forget to enter to win a $500 credit to build a gallery system of your own by following them on pinterest!

• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.

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